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Bednets delivered by UKaid have prevented more than 80,000 child deaths in the developing world, Douglas Alexander announced today.
In all, 14.6 million bednets have been provided so far and another 2.7 million are currently on their way some of the world's poorest countries.
With just one year to go, today's announcement means the UK is on track to meet the pledge the Prime Minister made in 2008 to deliver over 20 million bed nets by the end of 2010 to help prevent 110,000 child deaths.
Every year 250 million people become severely ill with malaria and around one million …
One of the major effects of climate change is unpredictable weather patterns. Over the past years Zambia has been frequently hit by drought and floods and this has posed serious challenges on agriculture, which is a major source of livelihood for most people.
In 2001/02 a severe drought showed how devastating the impact of climate change can be on national and household food security.
Millions of African families could be saved from destitution thanks to a much-needed vaccine that is being mass-produced in a drive to protect cattle against a deadly parasite.
East Coast fever is a tick-transmitted disease that kills one cow every 30 seconds - with one million a year dying of the disease.
Calves are particularly susceptible to the disease.
A new poverty action plan to help the world's poorest people cope with the economic crisis was announced today by International Development Secretary Douglas Alexander.
Launching a new White Paper, Building our Common Future, Mr Alexander said the measures would bring help to the 50 million people worst hit by the global recession, keeping children in school, parents in jobs and the most vulnerable out of destitution.
The White Paper represents a fundamental shift in the way the UK delivers …
Trading for Peace (TfP) is a programme that aims to understand and promote the role of trade in peacebuilding and poverty reduction in the Great Lakes area, the region of Africa that covers Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia.